New hire will be utilized to oversee offenders after criminal code overhaul takes effect July 1

GREENFIELD — The Hancock County Council provided emergency funding Wednesday to pay for an officer to oversee what is expected to be an influx of defendants who will be housed locally starting July 1.

The council’s decision to provide up to $35,000 to cover the field officer’s salary through the end of the year came on the heels of an impassioned request last month from Pat Powers, director of Hancock County Community Corrections.

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